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Ultimate Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 5D

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Day 1: CUSCO – SORAYPAMPA – HUAYRACPUNKU

Stop At: Salkantay Trail, Peru
We will pick you up from your hotel between 4:30 and drive you to Soraypampa (3900 m). After a delicious breakfast, we will start your Salkantay TreXperience! It’s a 4 hour walk up to Soyrococha (4400 m / 14430 ft) where our chef will be waiting to serve you the highest lunch in the area. After lunch, we will continue climbing for one more hour to reach Salkantay Pass (4650 m/ 15255 ft). From the top it will be another 3 hour downhill hike to the campsite at Wayracmachay (3800 m/ 12467 ft). Your tent, a snack and a hot drink will be waiting for you. You will then have some time to rest and have dinner before a well-earned night sleep.
• Campsite Altitude: 3.800 m -/12467 ft
• Highest altitude: 4,650 m / 15255 ft
• Distance: 15 km / 9.32 miles
• Duration: 8 hours
• Meals: Breakfast, snacks, lunch, tea & dinner
• Accommodation: Camping
• Difficulty: Moderate to challenging

Duration: 8 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Camping

Day 2: Day 2: WAYRAMPUNKU – CHALLWAY – LUCMABAMBA

Stop At: Salkantay Trail, Peru
We will wake you up bright and early with a hot cup of coffee or cocoa tea. We will enjoy the breathtaking. After breakfast, we will start descending from the highlands to the cloud forest. We will arrive at Colpapampa located at 2770 meters. Here we will take a break to have lunch and also say goodbye to our horsemen. The second part of your TreXperience starts with a 4 hour gradual up and downhill until we get to La Playa located at 2070 meters.
• Campsite Altitude: 2,400 m/ 7874 ft
• Highest altitude: 3.800 m/ 12467 ft
• Distance: 24 km/ 14.91 miles
• Duration: 9 hours
• Meals: Breakfast, snacks, lunch, tea & dinner
• Accommodation: Camping
• Difficulty: Moderate

Duration: 8 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Camping

Day 3: LA PLAYA – LLUCMABAMBA - LLACTAPATA

Stop At: Llaqtapata, Machu Picchu Peru
Today is the most beautiful day. After enjoying a delicious breakfast we will make our way to Lucmabamba (2000 m / 6600 ft) where we will visit a coffee farm and join an original Inca trail, built in the 15th century. We will hike uphill for approximately 3 hours until we reach Llaqtapata; another extraordinary Inca ruin located right in front of Machu Picchu. Here we will take some time to explore. We will reach the campsite at approximately 1:00pm to have lunch. Then you can enjoy some free time to relax and unwind. Since this place will be our campsite.
• Campsite Altitude: 2,000 m / 6560 ft
• Highest altitude: 2600 m / 8528 ft
• Distance: 14 km / 8.6 miles
• Duration: 9 hours
• Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
• Accommodation: Hotel
• Difficulty: Moderate

Duration: 6 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Camping

Day 4: LLACTAPATA – HYDROELECTRIC – AGUAS CALIENTES

Stop At: Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes), Signposted from main square, Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu Peru
Waking up right in front of Machu Picchu it's worth getting up early to sit and watch the sun reveal the outstanding beauty of your surroundings with a hot cup of coffee of coca tea. After breakfast, it is a relatively easy 2 hour downhill trek to the hydroelectric and 3-hour walk along the railway to Aguas Calientes. Once in Aguas Calientes, your tour guide will take you to your hotel where you will have some time to rest, spend the night in the hotel.
• Campsite Altitude: 2,000 m/ 6560 ft
• Distance: 14 km / 8.6 miles
• Duration: 6 hours
• Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
• Accommodation: Hotel
• Difficulty: Moderate

Duration: 6 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: 3- star Hotel

Day 5: MACHU PICCHU (LOST CITY OF THE INCAS)

Stop At: Machu Picchu, 08680, Peru
On our final day we have to get up very early to prepare for the highlight of your TreXperience; visiting Machu Picchu - the Lost City of the Incas. On a clear day you can watch the spectacular sun rise over Machu Picchu. This is truly an unforgettable sight. Your guide will take you on a 2 to 3 hour comprehensive tour of the city before leaving you in Machu Picchu to explore on your own or climb either Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain (tickets must be booked as far in advance as possible). Your guide will explain how to take the bus from Machu Picchu back to Aguas Calientes for lunch (not included) and then take the train and bus back to Cusco. The TreXperience Team will meet you off the train and return you safely to your hotel.
• Highest altitude: 2700m / 8858ft
• Distance: 6km / 3 miles
• Duration: 2 - 3 hours
• Meals: Breakfast (hotel)
• Difficulty: Easy

Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Not Included
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We would highly recommend Trekexperience to anyone wanting to do a trek to Machu Picchu. We have just returned from a 5 day Salkantay trek, and couldn’t be more satisfied with the service provided by the team. There was only two of us on the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Frankipia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent trek overall: the sceneries were breathtaking, our guide Walter took great care of us (finding the optimal pace for everyone, adapting the program to our (reasonable) whims, sharing interesting bits of history along the way as well as carefully crafted jokes), the cook Ramón...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank HanBrice
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did a salcantay treck in 3 days (we had already done Machu Picchu) instead of 4. Trexperience did their best to organize that custom experience, and to solve the few problems that arose. Our guide Walter was perfect, friendly and very professional. His team...More

Thank francoisj501
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Charlie was an amazing tour guide. His knowledge, attitude, and upbeat personality made the trip even more incredible. Julio Caesar's food was amazing, and I will have difficulty eating anything else for the remainder of my time in Peru.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Aidan M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything from start to finish was perfectly planned and executed! Thank you to the whole crew : Our guide(Hubert) and both of our chefs(Lorenzo and Manuel) and all of the porters for makings this so much fun and making us feel so comfortable and cosy...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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